U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack ISIS terrorists in Syria, Dec. 30, using fighter aircraft to conduct seven airstrikes. Separately, U.S. and partner nation military forces conducted eight airstrikes in Iraq, Dec. 30, using fighter, remotely piloted and attack aircraft against the ISIS terrorists.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted since the last press release:
- Near Kobani, six airstrikes destroyed three ISIS buildings, damaged an ISIS building, and struck an ISIS tactical unit.
- Near Dayz ar Zawr, one airstrike destroyed an ISIS shipping container.
- Near Al Qaim, two airstrikes destroyed four ISIS excavators and two ISIS fighting positions.
- Near Fallujah, three airstrikes destroyed four ISIS buildings and three ISIS tactical vehicles and struck an ISIS tactical unit and a large ISIS unit.
- Near Ramadi, one airstrike struck an ISIS tactical unit.
- Near Bayji, one airstrike struck two ISIS buildings.
- Near Mosul, one airstrike destroyed two ISIS tactical vehicles and two ISIS checkpoints and struck an ISIS tactical unit.
Airstrike assessments are based on initial reports.
The strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to eliminate the ISIS terrorist group and the threat they pose to Iraq, the region and the wider international community. The destruction of ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq further limits the terrorist group’s ability to project terror and conduct operations. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Iraq include the U.S., Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Coalition nations conducting airstrikes in Syria include the U.S., Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.